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Og, Yeah…He Sounds Familiar

Deuteronomy 3:1-5
(1) Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.
(2) And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
(3) So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining.
(4) And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
(5) All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.

Wow!  God did amazing things back then, and now the 2 1/2 tribes are taking Og’s former lands as a possession!  Can you imagine the kind of stories that could have been told to the children about the conquering of Og?  Now they are living in a place that every where they turned, God was reminding them of what He has done in the past for them.  They are living in the heavily fortified towns that they did not build.  God delivered it into their hands.  What an Awesome God we serve!

One of the great benefits of being reminded of the past victories, is that we can be encouraged that our God that we serve today is the same God that defeated the enemies of old.  If you are saved, your God has no limits!  He has no equal!  He is not worried about an foe or enemy…no matter how legendary and fierce they may be!  Guess what?  That same mighty God that conquers all…. well…He loves you!  He loves you so much!  Nothing makes your God worried.  No one makes your God scared.  Nothing gives your God a panic attack, but rather He attacks panic!…LOL  Not only will He defeat your enemies, but He will also take care of you and supply your needs!

One of the dangers though of being reminded of our blessings on a regular basis, is that we can grow complacent.  Not every one will, but many naturally slide into that bad habit.  Will you be the type of christian that will resolve not to grow complacent and take for granted the blessings of God?  If you want to do this, know this that you will have to work at it.  Our sin nature will constantly resist anything that is good.  It will want you to slide into that which is easiest.  Let’s be the Christians who determine not to take God or His blessings for granted.  As we live our lives and as we get reminded of God’s victories in our lives, lets all stop and thank the Good Lord for all of the great things He has done in our lives!

 

March 25, 2020 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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